This talk employs the lens of Afrofuturism to address new dimensions of the Underground Railroad, detailing what imagination, tact, and technology, it took for fugitive Blacks to flee to the "outer spaces of slavery."
Massimo Riva, Professor of Italian Studies and Modern Media at Brown University, will be speaking on eighteen- and nineteen-century optical devices.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit with the Fisher's Ethiopic books and scrolls between noon and 5pm, followed by a lecture by Eyob Derillo, Former Curator, Ethiopic and Ethiopian Collections, British Library. This free event is on a drop-in basis. All are welcome to attend.
Participants will learn key elements to define rare books today and how to integrate these ideas into research, academic or creative projects, and other bibliographical interests.
We are once again presenting a unique opportunity to view some of the most important scientific books ever printed. Visit the library on the afternoon of September 19th to a see a range of scientific works up-close: from a 14th century Latin manuscript of Euclid's Elements, through to Copernicus' revolutionary 16th century work on planetary motion, to a milestone work of anatomical illustration by Andreas Vesalius - along with more of the earliest works on chemistry, physics, biology and medicine.
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19th, 1:00-6:00PM
This is a drop-in event and open to the public.
Rebecca Romney, rare book dealer, appraiser and author, on "Putting Together a Collection of Popular Romance Novels."
Professor Andrew Pettegree, Bishop Wardlaw Professor at University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, on "The Book at War: Libraries and Reading in a Time of Conflict."
Shawn Micallef, Toronto author and editor on "Understand Toronto: Trying to Figure Out a Confounding City."
Dr Alexandra Gillespie, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga, on "The Silk Roads Project."
Garrett Herman, Toronto book collector, on "Collecting Darwin."
Michelle Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London on "The Luttrell Psalter: Incestuous Knights, Abducted Heiresses and Other Everyday Folk in Early 14th-century England."
Colette Fu, photographer, book artist and paper engineer, on "We Are Tiger Dragon People: The Magical Pop-up Books of Paper Engineer and Artist Colette Fu."
Dr Margaret Schotte, Associate Professor of Early Modern, History, York University on "For Merchants and Mariners - The Business of Nautical Manuals."
Dr Thomas Keymer, University Professor, Chancellor Jackman, Professor, University of Toronto on "Authorship, Print, and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century England."